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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.
George's comment on 2013-05-18 03:43:46:
Please kindly enlighten me more about the name Joan. Where can it be found in the bible. I have a new born baby girl and I am suggesting that name for her. I really need your assistance on this. Kindly treat as urgent.
AJ's comment on 2013-03-12 12:03:55:
We need to have these discussions, because there are people like me, that have grown up thinking, what I wore is what would determine whether I make it into heaven. Please be patient as God uses people like you and these discussions to persuade me to trust Him.
You're proving Jacque’s point. It's not necessarily WHAT we wear, but the attitude behind it. Women began to wear pants to show that "what a man can do, a woman can do even better!" Some aren't satisfied to just wear pants, but want to be sexy to attract attention. I know all scripture is profitable, but I'm in the process of reading the words that came out of Jesus' mouth (red letters) I want to know what was important enough for Jesus to speak. I know all scripture is profitable.
Bryant Fry's comment on 2013-03-03 21:11:07:
Moses here is speaking of the identity of the two genders, and it is a comparison to nature. Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:14-15 is reiterating the same principle in the church age that we read here in this passage. Just as we are not to change the identity of the genders for any reason, so Paul is saying the same thing in the New Testament. Consider this: God made the gender differences a very important part of our lives. He made the distinctions, not man. He designed the distinctions in hair lengths, and the distinctions in clothing, not man. This nature was established in Genesis and carries through to the book of Revelation and beyond. 1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." God still expects us to follow His standards. Here are examples of how God's standards haven't changed: “I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering (Isaiah 50:3).”
“ Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:30)”
“If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith (Luke 12:28)?”
Isaiah tells us how God clothed the heavens, and continues to do so. In the Matthew and Luke passages, we see that God still has the same nature for grasses that existed thousands of years ago.
Emmanuel King's comment on 2013-02-27 06:05:55:
Before we say anything, we should ask God for knowledge. My knowledge and understanding is, there were no trousers for even men when this command was given by God. So to me, it remains simple; a man must not wear what belong to his wife and women what belong to their husbands, or a man must not wear what has been worn by a woman and vice versa. God is spirit and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. What a man wears cannot destroy the soul but the sin you do with your mind and heart like theft, fornication, adultery and the likes. May God give us wisdom and understanding of his works. Amen
Eric Obika's comment on 2013-02-18 15:22:44:
Deuteronomy 22:5 is quite clear for the understanding of the simple but our ignorance may not allow our horizon to be broadened. At first, what pertaineth to an opposite sex is abnormal to be worn. How can my girlfriend wear my clothe? It’s wrong! Any clothe that has been worn by a man should not be repeated by a woman. We are different in physique and nature therefore we shouldn't interwear clothes, that's my understanding of the verse. Those saying that women wearing trouser is a sin should read again with understanding. When God gave the command, there was no disparity in terms of clothing. Both sexes wear ropes but that which has been worn by a man should not be worn by a woman. Keep faith!
joshua's comment on 2013-02-06 16:33:06:
You can’t tell me your heart is clean and you commit abomination. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. So, you can only show out what's inside you.
joshua's comment on 2013-02-06 16:27:26:
Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Jesus came not to abolish the law.
Rose's comment on 2013-02-06 11:39:21:
I believe the word is the word. God truly looks on the heart. But the word tells us to put a difference between the holy and the unholy.
Benedict's comment on 2013-02-05 22:12:22:
God is not God of any dress, cloths, styles, cap, pants and bra. He is God of Spirit who lives in intercity . He knew you before you where born, and sees how your life will be. We are no more under the law, but under grace. Be you man or woman you can wear, dress, eat and dink what you like. Death could not hold Him down. So fill happy, people said, bible said, but what did you say. It's a thing of the mind and spirit. God is a Spirit, they that worship Him must worship Him in
Spirit and in truth and not in wears. Be wise.
benedict's comment on 2013-01-14 23:09:08:
Why are people concentrating on that verse without looking at Leviticus 19:19. Many of us do not ask for the reason for which a command was giving but insist on arguing wrongly. Many should condemn themselves for most of our clothing is mixed up with two or more materials. I think we should concentrate with the word in the heart of men and leave God to direct his people his way.
buttuke joan's comment on 2013-01-10 07:17:24:
I think GOD meant something different because pants were not there before but then as GOD knows the future, am confused brethren… Yet I like them sincerely.
Steve Opara's comment on 2012-12-18 16:33:52:
God's word is infallible. We should ask ourselves; when did women begin to wear pants? Does the word 'unisex' ring any bell? What about 'gender equality'? All these came began to surface at the advent of the Feminist Movement of the Twentieth Century which was borne out of supposedly marginalization of the womenfolk. I do not want to go into details. You can do some research on this. My major concern is that the Devil is always opposed to God's word with his infamous "...hath God said..."(Genesis 3:1) but the Church is ignorant of his devices! Women began to wear pants to show that "what a man can do, a woman can do even better"! This is against Scriptures which say women are weaker vessels (1 Peter 3:17). This is the way of the world and we are NOT to love it (1 John 2:15). A man reacts to what he sees, a woman to what she hears. Today, women have gone out of their way not to wear pants alone, but even to wear 'sexy' pants that only reveal parts of their bodies. This is evil in God's sight and the whole of Christendom should rise up against this device of the Enemy to manipulate the Church. What the Spirit says, he who has ears let him hear! God bless you all.
Yemmy's comment on 2012-12-11 05:41:14:
Why do we have so many hypocrites in the Christendom trying to interpret a simple verse of a whole chapter. Just to suit their darkened mind. All talk had been on pants or trousers. What then do you say about shirts and T-shirts that are been worn by both men and women? Check up on Genesis 3:21. The first tailor who is God Himself clothed both of them alike. Please leave all these jargons and let's move on to perfecting our walk in Christ in this garden of Salvation. Let's work on how to really populate the Kingdom of our Christ by reaching out to the lost. Stop giving heed to all these Jewish Fables, move on to knowing and experiencing the Power of Christ while we await His coming with soberness. God bless us all. Amen
Jacque's comment on 2012-12-07 12:44:15:
If you want to go into details...we were not clothed at all in the beginning. God created Adam and Eve to wear no clothes. Pants and dresses did not exist then... So that is easy to see that God meant something else. People have a tendency, when they don't agree with something, to look it up in the bible and take a verse totally out of context to fit their comfort zone. Sometimes that comfort zone even stems from hate. We truly know that Jesus is NOTING but LOVE, and he loves us all. But, you can still find closed minded people that will take a verse and try and say else wise. Just because you don't agree, doesn't mean that God has or had your same point of view. He loves us ALL...POINT BLANK!!! He would not send us to hell for wearing clothes that don't supposedly pertain to our gender. If that were the case then He would have wiped out everyone back, because they ALL wear the same type of garment... a robe... sandals...no difference. Jesus’ Mercy goes far beyond our measure... and you are denying that by your closed minded views on His word. Just keep in mind that we all sin... and sin is sin... we are ALL saved who accept Him as our Lord and Savior and do our best to be more like Him each day. He says we will still be sinning up till He returns. What we wear is far less thing to worry about than making sure that our Love for Him is the most important thing in our lives, and that we seek to LOVE OTHERS as well. We encourage, not degrade. Jesus loved despite sin... He didn't call you out...He loved on you...
stephen ojeabu's comment on 2012-12-02 21:44:52:
Let’s keep to the word of God. How many laws of God were violated by Lucifer that God threw him down from heaven? Satan is watching you that is removing from God's Word! be born again, then cultures, opinions of men, "what will people say?", ...will no longer get hold of you. The Holy Ghost is still in the world today. Repent and ask Him to sanctify and fill you. Then all these questions will die. "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew12:34). As a sinner, the first thing you need is deliverance, not argument. REPENT wearing man's garment is ABOMINATION!!!
Dominic's comment on 2012-12-01 08:07:59:
According to the Bible, God when creating he created every organism according to their own kind and he gave man dominion to all living things. So God he gave us power but not over his word (Bible). So through bad devil spirit which to the humans turned to go against God’s law; allow me to say this issue of dress court is very issue which we must take note of. Nowadays people do not know their gender what makes man to wear woman’s cloth and garment man; to wear devil is entered to the world. People of God watch out.
Eddy's comment on 2012-11-23 09:20:46:
It is in the very Bible that nothing shall be added, nor taking away. There is no justification to take away from what is written with one excuse and another. We should all keep to this Deuteronomy 22:5.
Jessy's comment on 2012-11-20 10:27:16:
Let everyone of you think for a second, in those days there was nothing as pant or skirt. Men and women wore the same attire. Jesus Christ and his disciples all wore long robes so did the women. Trousers were made by mankind through God's wisdom. The truth is that, those who are religious will eventually crumble. Don't forget what the bible said about religious people. I will encourage all of you to follow the right spirit which is to believe in God with all your heart and know what God wants. God wants us to love him and only him every other things are for him to judge.
aly's comment on 2012-11-18 19:43:34:
Wasn't this just related to God not wanting men to go to pagan temples and worship pagan goddesses by dressing like them?
joann's comment on 2012-10-13 11:40:35:
I don't want to write what I think but I will. God is not concerned about what we wear so much as he is about our hearts. However, it's in the bible for a reason. I believe that he was speaking in a sexual tone. We sometimes take the bible out of context. Today is the day! When I wear pants is it because I think myself to be manly? No! The garment I wear was not made for a man to wear. Although a man wanting to perceive himself as a woman might well wear them. You mean I shouldn't wear my husband's shirt? Say if I was cleaning my house and I put on his shirt because it was more comfortable. It goes back to the heart or the spirit of which it is worn.
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